29th Oct 2020
Astar and Toray International UK (TIUK), the UK sales representative for Toray’ carbon fibre materials, have signed an exclusive agreement for the supply of Carbon Fibre SMC (Sheet Moulding Compound) materials in the UK. TIUK is a leading Spanish company specialising in the formulation and manufacturing of SMC, BMC, and CSMC thermoset compounds.
23rd Oct 2020
Sanitized and Ferro-Plast have entered into a sales partnership. The Sanitized antimicrobial additives for hygiene and material protection for polymers will be marketed in Italy by Ferro-Plast. The polymer industry uses antimicrobial additive in flooring, industrial coatings, artificial leather, roof membranes, pool liners, tarpaulins, and extruded...
29th Sep 2020
Finnester Coatings has strengthened its activities in German speaking countries, the D- A-CH region, comprising Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with Michael Effing, the CEO of AMAC. Finnester develops high-quality coatings and gelcoat for surface spread as well as flame and thermal insulation of composite solutions in different fields of industries.
28th Sep 2020
Bostik, the adhesive solutions segment of Arkema, has announced the start-up of a new world-scale industrial adhesives plant in Nara, Japan, within the Bostik-Nitta JV. Those new capacities will enable Bostik to serve its Japanese customers in the continuously growing markets of diapers, hygiene, packaging, labelling, transportation and electronics.
21st Sep 2020
Sumitomo Chemical has established a fifth production facility for polypropylene compounds in Wuxi, China. The facility will start operations at the beginning of 2021. Polypropylene compounds are high-performance materials which improve properties like impact resistance and rigidity, and are used in automobile bumpers, interiors, and home appliances.
11th Sep 2020
Braskem, the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas and leading producer of biopolymers in the world, has successfully launched commercial production at its newest, world-class polypropylene (PP) production line located in La Porte, Texas. The new line further strengthens Braskem's position as North America's premier polypropylene producer.
10th Sep 2020
Scott Bader and Structural Science Composites (SSC) have entered into a five-year partnership under which Structural Science Composites will be able to grow its business with a long-term consistent supply of high-performance material - Crestapol urethane acrylate resin - from Scott Bader. The material is used for producing composite covers and frames.
31st Aug 2020
American Elite Molding, America's leading manufacturer of cable ties, has established a new company to address the need for US-manufactured materials for personal protective equipment. The new company will begin production of melt blown polypropylene, the critical filter medium used in medical grade face masks and gowns, in early September 2020.
19th Aug 2020
Royal DSM, a science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has developed a new glass-filled polypropylene (PP) pellet material, especially for 3D printing, enabling easy and consistent production of structural and demanding applications using fused granulate fabrication technology. PP is the second most frequently used polymer...